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American sponsors started treating soccer like a major sport, Under Nevada regulations,The Indian Express?writes on development issues [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: February 15 2015 11:40 pm Top News This refers to ‘Fact and fission’ by Kapil Sibal (IE February 13) The current lack of clarity and the blame games over the nuclear “breakthrough” are dispiriting People want to know all the details about the so-called breakthrough Indeed it is our democratic right to at least be kept in the loop on such a critical matter In fact if a nuclear mishap were to occur monetary compensation alone would be inadequate Nuclear disasters have long-term biological and ecological effects How will justice be done keeping this in mind We need not only clarity on this critical matter but also political consensus Perhaps the budget session will provide the space for the “breakthrough” to be discussed — A S Chapanerkar Shrirampur Bihar bungle Nitish Kumar appears to be a man in a hurry (‘“When Manjhi met PM”: Nitish reads a “script” to block him’ IE February 13) Nitish seems to forget that Jitan Ram Manjhi’s plans started unfolding before he had met the prime minister Nitish could have waited before rushing to take potshots at Narendra Modi His accusations of the BJP indulging in horse trading only betray his mistrust of his own MLAs It is clear that Nitish wants to be in the saddle before the Bihar assembly elections It is imperative now for the governor to go by the rule book Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi appears to be doing his job well in this case Asking Manjhi to take the floor test when the House meets is correct and reasonable — Ganapathi Bhat Akola Changing colour This refers to the editorial ‘Shocking pink’ (IE February 13) It is surprising that millions of women voters in the UK did not exercise their franchise in the last elections Successive governments have failed to keep promises or improve the lot of women After coming to power politicians throw away their promises in the lust for money In most countries they are not an accountable lot If a party or politician fails to keep a promise it should be made punishable through the judiciary Only then will people show some interest in exercising their franchise — R Gururajan Ooty Old scars The resolution passed by the Tamil National Alliance shows the grievances and mistrust that run deep among the Tamil minority in Sri Lanka (‘A time for healing’ IE February 13) However the TNA must work in tandem with the Maithripala Sirisena government for the development of the Northern Province Sirisena for his part needs to ensure that the trust and confidence of the Northern Province is restored and justice is done — Badal Jain Jalgaon For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Rashmi Rajput | Mumbai | Published: February 17 2017 2:07 am Top News The ECONOMIC Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police last week arrested two directors of an Indore-based pharmaceutical company following complaints from several investors that the money they had invested in the fixed deposits of the firm had not been repaid According to the police the father-son duo had promised attractive returns on the fixed deposit of its listed company but defaulted on the payment The duo was granted bail Thursday Watch What Else Is Making News According to the police in 2013 Plethico Pharmaceuticals Ltd floated a scheme to provide 11 to 1275 per cent interest on FDs offered by the firm However the firm soon started defaulting In 2013 over 130 investors lodged a complaint with the Mumbai Police and the case was transferred to the EOW After the probe established the culpability of the directors – Shashikant and his son Chirag — the EOW arrested them “As many as 18455 investors had invested in the company of which 7000 were from Maharashtra Once the firm started defaulting the investors lodged a complaint We probed the allegations and found that the company had indeed cheated them” said an officer During interrogation the two had allegedly claimed that they floated the scheme to invest the money for their business; however after the business collapsed they were unable to pay their investors The EOW has sealed their properties in Indore and Mumbai including the two official premises and the director’s suburban residence On its website Plethico Pharmaceuticals Limited calls itself a leading global healthcare / pharmaceutical company with a strong emphasis on the herbal and nutraceutical segments The company was established in 1991 Plethico operates in the segments of Sports Nutrition Confectionary and OTC in India The company has a portfolio of over 200 branded products sold in more than 60 countries When contacted advocate Sudeep Pasbola who had appeared for the bail said that while the EOW claims 18000 investors were allegedly not repaid the deposits—with the amount being pegged at Rs172 crore — only 135 people have come forward and the irregularity is of Rs 35 crore “The duo have been granted bail by the court They got a cash bail of Rs 3 lakh each and the surety was Rs 1 lakh each” said Pasbola When asked if the scheme was floated to invest in their present business Pasbola said that many companies do raise capital from the market through such schemes For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by RAHUL VERMA Pranav Gupta | Published: April 1 2015 12:00 am Related News The NDA government at the Centre seems to be struggling to ensure the smooth passage of important legislation in Parliament Recently it was forced to defer the decision to debate the amendments to the land acquisition act in the Rajya Sabha Some of the key policies of the NDA government have come as ordinances and the government seems to be on the backfoot as far as the ratification of many of these ordinances by Parliament is concerned It has faced numerous embarrassments in the Rajya Sabha including the passing of an amendment by the opposition to the motion of thanks to the president’s address What explains this Most political commentators would like us to believe that this is simply a case of the NDA not having enough numbers in the Rajya Sabha While there is some truth to this claim in our view the current gridlock in Parliament is a reflection of two inter-related yet independent trajectories dotting India’s electoral politics The first trend signals greater consolidation of political power at the state level in the last 10 years or so Ruling parties in the states now have a better chance of re-election If in the 1990s the incumbent parties had an approximately 33 per cent chance of re-election post-2003 the chances of an incumbent government returning to office increased to 50 per cent The greater probability of the incumbent party’s re-election has also led to longer terms for their chief ministers and thereby increased the political profile of these state leaders The elections to state legislative assemblies are also witnessing more decisive verdicts with the winning party/ alliance taking a relatively higher proportion of seats than in the past Analysis of election trends of the last 25 years suggests that in many states the proportion of seats won by the winning party/ alliance in the latest assembly election has been much higher compared to the average in elections held in the 1990s and early 2000s For example Uttar Pradesh saw a series of hung assemblies since 1989 until the BSP won a simple majority in 2007 In 2012 the SP returned with an even bigger mandate Similarly in Odisha Naveen Patnaik has been chief minister for the last 15 years In 2009 his party had 103 seats in the state assembly which increased to 117 seats in the 2014 election As far as incumbency status is concerned states could be broadly classified in two groups In some states like Rajasthan Karnataka UP Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu the incumbent parties are continuously getting replaced and the winning party is coming to power with a bigger mandate In states like Madhya Pradesh Gujarat Chhattisgarh and Odisha the incumbents are continuously getting re-elected The second trend suggests that India is in a phase of divided government In many states different parties dominate at the national and state levels The table provides a snapshot of India’s divided polity Delhi is an extreme case which is represented by different parties in the Vidhan Sabha Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha While the BJP and the Congress hold all the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha seats from the state respectively the AAP has 67 of the 70 seats in the Vidhan Sabha In neighbouring UP the SP has a comfortable majority in the assembly; the BJP has approximately 90 per cent of the Lok Sabha seats while the SP and BSP share approximately equal space in the Rajya Sabha A similar trend could be observed in states like Jharkhand Rajasthan Maharashtra Andhra Pradesh and Telangana where parties enjoying popular support in the Vidhan Sabha and the Lok Sabha have a low presence in the Rajya Sabha On the other hand the NDA has negligible presence at all levels in West Bengal Odisha Kerala and Tamil Nadu Ironically a large proportion of the Congress MPs in the Rajya Sabha represents states where the party has a dismal presence in both the Lok Sabha and the Vidhan Sabha This phase of divided government is probably temporary and is primarily due to a time lag between the Rajya Sabha and the assembly elections But it raises two important questions concerning the idea of representation and democratic accountability First who should be held accountable for policymaking and policy implementation in a quasi-federal system with bicameral legislatures Second is a divided government a sign of healthy parliamentary democracy that creates checks and balances or a hurdle that constantly troubles the ruling coalition in formulating and implementing policies This divided mandate — popular support to different parties at the state and national levels — is not only impacting the passage of legislation in Parliament but is also likely to play a big role in the implementation of policies With a majority in the Rajya Sabha unlikely for the government in the near future Prime Minister Narendra Modi might have to make some compromises and concessions for pushing his agenda of development and governance His government will have to use some political deftness in dealing with the opposition in the Lok Sabha and seek issue-based support from other parties In the coming months we will come to know whether divided governments in India are a sign of maturing democracy or a crisis in governance Verma is with Lokniti-CSDS and the Travers Department of Political Science University of California Berkeley US Gupta is with Lokniti-CSDS Delhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsChitral Pakistan: In the village of Charun Ovir in Pakistan’s Chitral district one of the worst hit by a powerful earthquake this week children are sleeping on the frosty mountainside surrounded by the rubble of their flattened homes With winter fast approaching temperatures are already plummeting below zero at night and the anguished adults of the village are asking painful questions Survivors struggle in the cold/ AP "After November 15 there will be three to four feet of snow here" said 50-year-old farmer Mir Wali "How long would you or your kids survive under such conditions. 10 hours 12 hours 24" Monday’s powerful 75-magnitude earthquake ripped across Afghanistan and Pakistan killing nearly 390 people and levelling thousands of homes forcing many to camp out in the open The army has led the rescue effort in Pakistan while the government has promised aid and compensation but with many of the affected communities isolated by rugged terrain help may not arrive before the snow does Charun Ovir is perched 3000 metres (10000 feet) up the mountainside in the northwestern district of Chitral in Pakistan’s worst-hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province The village has around 150 homes — some 140 of which were destroyed in the quake There is no electricity no basic health facility and no clean drinking water Dust is still rising from the mountainside after the earthquake left cracks in it leaving villagers fearing a landslide that could bury what is left of their homes The government has handed out 49 tents Wali said He also received flour — but had no water and nothing to make food out of it with "My children fell asleep crying of hunger" "I appeal to the world to do something for our kids" he told AFP tearfully ‘Helpless hopeless crippled people’ Aid agencies have warned that children in particular are in peril after the quake "Children in earthquake-hit areas. are facing further deadly threats as extreme conditions and insecurity cut off communities from aid" the UN children’s agency UNICEF warned in the days after the tremor Some communities in northwestern Chitral are already trying to rebuild themselves But for others the quake — coming just three months after floods devastated the district — may have been the breaking point "If we stay here the kids will die" Shahroon a resident of the Chitral village of Usiak told AFP Shahroon who goes by one name said he felt the ground in Usiak begin to shake shortly after 2:00 pm Monday "I told the kids to run out and then there was a brief pause What came after the pause was horrible" the 33-year-old said A loud bang was followed by falling rocks — then to his terror he heard the sound of his house cracking "I ran out. stones were rolling down the mountains and it was smoke and dust and sounds of falling rocks There were screams of children elderly men and women" When the shaking stopped his house was rubble The first night the men and boys of his family slept under the stars while the women and girls were housed by a neighbour who had one room left undamaged By the second night they had managed to pull some of their belongings from the rubble — including two tents where the men and boys are now living shivering through sub-zero nights on the hard frosty ground Some of the children he said are as young as four Local authorities in the region say even the supplies they had to hand were used up during July’s floods "Winter is coming and soon there will be snow everywhere the children won’t survive the cold" Shahroon said "We have received no aid from the government "We can’t even complain to them for who are we — just a bunch of helpless hopeless crippled people" AFP 2017 3:37 am In August 2015, Post-interval.

Adi comes to Raman and tells him about the mode, In a message posted on Facebook, the union said. “Rakhi Birla will visit the DCP and after that we will come up with a strategy. on the Kotla wicket, I think there is some success with Salman Chisty from Ajmer as he is very assertive and active internationally. gets overshadowed by the orthodox Islam. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sahim Salim | New Delhi | Published: May 29,Shah and suspended IPS officer Abhay Chudasama conspired with some Gujarat Police officers to destroy some crucial evidences in the case.

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Sector 44 * St. The notices, Brochures giving details of the Centre have also been published, said Centre Nodal Officer V N Singh He added that the table used by Corbusier for making the master plan for the city is also present at the Centre as this used to be his office while he was working on Chandigarhs creation The furniture designed by Jeanneret had recently been in the news due to their auction at Bonhamsthe auction house in London At previous auctions toothe furniture had fetched very high prices A chair similar to that displayed at the Centre had fetched around Rs 3 lakh at one such auction For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 30 2010 6:55 am Related News Unidentified assailants pelted stones at Bulbul the woman who had grabbed headlines after she lost her child due to alleged negligence at Government Multi Specialty HospitalSector 16 and her family late on Saturdaywhile the family was sleeping in their room at Panchayat BhawanSector 18 The family has been staying at the Panchayat Bhawancourtesy the Chandigarh Administration Bulbul has complained to the Panchayat Bhawan authorities regarding last night’s incident The family also handed over a large number of stones to the Panchayat Bhawan officialswhich were allegedly thrown at them through the window The officialswhen askedsaid they were looking into the matter Several doctors and medical staff of GMSH-16 are in the dock for medical negligence Bulbul was not attended to while she was in labourwhich is why she delivered a child standing at the registration window The child’s head hit the floor and died on the spot While the hospital had claimed the child was stillbornautopsy report had suggested that it was alive at the time of birth The Chandigarh Police are yet to submit their inquiry report UT Secretary (Home-cum-Health) Ram Niwas had marked an inquiry into the incident Additional Deputy Commissioner Capt (retd) P S Shergill and Director Principal Government Medical College and HospitalSector 32Dr Raj Bahadur had conducted a thorough inquiry into the incident and submitted their 200-page report to Ram Niwaslast week The report was forwarded to the UT Legal Remembrancer Sant Prakashwho would submit his viewpoint on the report to Ram Niwas on Monday The LR was asked to recommend legal action against those doctors and medical staffwho were indicted in the inquiry report Sources disclosed that there are around 25 peopleincluding the doctors and medical staffwho are indicted in the inquiry reportsubmitted by Shergill and Dr Raj Bahadur Let the LR’s findings come to us The final action shall be approved at the top level It is expected to be finalised in a day or two?considering their nutritional and medication needs. but he never stopped addressing the gathering, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and president of Trinamool Congress’s youth wing Abhishek Banerjee was slapped by a youth at a rally at Chandipur in East Midnapore district on Sunday.

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